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After Progress: Modernity in Ruins (Seminar 1)

This symposium is the first of the After Progress symposium series. Together with fours guest speakers, we will begin to explore collectively how to understand our present as populated by the ruins of the modern idea of progress, and we’ll explore key questions concerning how we might cultivate plural arts of living and flourishing in the ruins.

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Zygmunt Bauman

Bringing it all Back Home: Zygmunt Bauman on Modernity

By Matt Dawson 1988’s ‘Sociology and Postmodernity’ came during a transitional phase in Zygmunt Bauman’s academic career.  It was published in between the two texts which began to establish his reputation as a major theorist in his adopted home of the UK, 1987’s Legislators and Interpreters and 1989’s Modernity and the Holocaust while also ushering in his focus on […]

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